Northeast Middle School, Reading School District

© Jeffrey Totaro, 2016

Northeast Middle School Updated in Two Phases

Barton Education performed a facility study at the Northeast Middle School for Reading School District. The building was originally built in 1922. 

The study identified deficiencies of equipment operation, building code and security by walking through the building and talking with the occupants.  We did this in conjunction with the architect, then prioritized the needed repairs to determine what was needed immediately.  The repairs were made in two project phases.

The first project involved tightening of the building envelope (new doors, windows, roofs), new fire alarm, new building automation controls, new exit signs, new emergency lighting, new exterior lighting, new security card readers and a new water-cooled chiller. 

The second project involved the replacement of the remainder of the HVAC equipment, including unit ventilators and fan coil units in classrooms, as well as air handling units for the larger spaces, such as the cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium and library. 

The first project occurred while the students occupied the building.  The second project occurred over the summer, when students were out of the building. The District relocated activities that normally occurred here to other buildings. 

Project Overview

total Sq Ft

187,000 sq. ft.

Total Cost

$10.1 million


October 2015 & 2016

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